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Manzoni Santa Lucia Highlands Home Vineyard Pinot Noir 2010

Winemaker's Notes:

Our Pinot Noir grapes were destemmed into open top fermenters; we induced primary fermentation with two specialized yeast strains known for their ability to maintain color and produce intense flavors. After fermentation, the wine was pressed into a combination of new and one year old French oak barrels where it matured for 10 months. Only 441 cases were produced.

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  • 2010

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Color: Red
Varietal: Pinot Noir
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Manzoni Estate Vineyard:
Manzoni Estate Vineyard was founded in 1999, with the planting of the lush Home Vineyard which is located on six acres in the heart of the Santa Lucia Highlands. It is here, amidst the beauty of central California's Salinas Valley, that the Manzoni Family along with winemaker David Coventry produce a premium brand founded on our family name. It is our hope that you enjoy consuming these artful vintages as much as we enjoy creating them.

Tasting Notes:

The 2010 Manzoni Pinot Noir has cherry and red berry berry fruit characters that dominate the nose, backed by Burgundian nuances of vanilla and hard spices . On the palate, the ripe and lush berry and spicy flavors are backed by moderate acidity and medium-weight tannins. While delicious now, it will certainly reward a few years of careful cellaring.

Our Pinot Noir grapes were destemmed into open top fermenters; we induced primary fermentation with two specialized yeast strains known for their ability to maintain color and produce intense flavors. After fermentation, the wine was pressed into a combination of new and one year old French oak barrels where it matured for 10 months. Only 441 cases were produced.

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441 cases produced.

Closure: Cork

Aged 10 months in French Oak.

Notes: 50% new oak barrels, 50% one year old oak barrels

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 14.2%
Sugar: 0.2 grams per liter

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